Miley Cyrus’s epic VMAs finale included the stars of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Eyeballs in places you never thought they could be.


Mary Emily O'Hara


Published Aug 31, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 1:45 am CDT

After a controversy-filled night hosting the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA’s), Miley Cyrus joined forces with the Flaming Lips and an assortment of RuPaul’s Drag Race veterans for a performance so visually stunning, you will need to watch it at least 10 times in order to see everything.

Flanked by Drag Race stars Shangela, Alexis Mateo, Jiggly Caliente, Willam, current title-holder Violet Chachki, and a slew of others from the show, Miley performed her anthemic ballad “DOOO IT” before shooting confetti out from between her legs with a little help from her friends in the fur onesie-clad Flaming Lips.

Channelling Vogue-era Madonna in a blonde high ponytail, Miley sang as the Drag Race stars around her kicked and death-dropped while performing a kind of puppetry with accessories shaped like giant eyeballs.

Yeah, you kind of have to just watch it.

Half of the song is bleeped out, of course, because Miley’s lyrics included generous use of the phrase “peace, motherfucker.” Graciously, MTV provided a full uncensored lyric sheet on a separate page, revealing that the very last line in the song—which Miley sings into the ear of her Flaming Lips buddy as he laughs—is actually, “Why they put the dick in the pussy? Fuck you.”

MTV also offered a guide to all 30 of the drop-dead gorgeous drag queens that danced in the performance. 

Photo via MTV | Remix by Jason Reed

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*First Published: Aug 31, 2015, 12:01 pm CDT